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Vin Diesel says he risked his home to finance 'Riddick'

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Hollywood tough guy Vin Diesel says he put his house at risk to complete production on his new film, "Riddick."

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Diesel has played antihero Richard B. Riddick in two movies -- 2000's "Pitch Black" and 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick" -- and now he's reprising his role in the franchise's latest movie, due out next month. Diesel has faced a nine-year battle to make the movie, which didn't have the financial backing of its predecessors, forcing the actor to use his own money to complete the project.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I had to leverage my house. If we didn't finish the film, I would be homeless." But Diesel says the risk makes him even more proud of the finished product: "It's a strange and unique sense of gratification, and it's not like any film I've done in the last 10 years."

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Aug 30, 2013 11:51AM
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I have seen the Previews and me & my family are sooooo excited to see this. We know it's gonna be awesome! We are already addicted to the other Riddick movies this one is sure to be a blast.
besides who doesn't love Vin Diesel???
Aug 30, 2013 12:16PM
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All of the Riddick franchise has been great. Seeing as he financed the film, and others wouldn't, I hope that he reaps the financial reward for the success that this film is going to be.
Aug 30, 2013 11:26AM
Aug 30, 2013 12:16PM
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Definitely my favorite anti-hero of all time.  Huge fan right here.  I also really liked the two video game spin offs quite a bit.  But i must say, i am concerned the plot of this new film looks way too similar to Pitch Black.  A lot of people will probably say that's a good thing, but personally i really liked the ambitious, epic scope of Chronicles of Riddick.  It's a shame they could not acquire the backing to keep the Chronicles going like they originally planned.
Aug 30, 2013 12:14PM
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I Cant wait my Son and I love this series we where saying not to long ago it was time to see what Riddick as the King of the neckromongers how ever u spell it is going to do. I pray it pats off for U in a big way.
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